Soho Playa Hotel
What We Love
- Daily American breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Prime location just a block from Playa del Carmen’s restaurant- and bar-lined Fifth Avenue
- Alfresco yoga classes beside the rooftop pool
- The hotel offers a 50 percent discount on passes to Mamita’s Beach Club
What To Know
- In-room treatments can be arranged through the front desk, and there’s a public gym on the same block
- The beach is a five-minute walk away
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Urban style at the beach. The Soho Playa is a modern four-story construction with a boxy façade defined by hammock-strung balconies. Full walls of glass and a centerpiece water feature lend a Zen atmosphere in the lobby, which opens onto the bistro, where a tasty à la carte breakfast is served each morning. On the rooftop, guests have access to the petite pool and loungers, plus daily alfresco yoga classes and occasional dinners and events.
Bed and Bath
The comfy, spacious bedrooms are done up in purple and cream shades, with boho touches in the patchwork blankets, mismatched pillows and rough-hewn hardwood headboards. Most of the simple bathrooms have standalone glass showers, though a handful have deep soaking jet tubs. All the modern comforts are present, including free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and, in larger rooms, coffeemakers, but the best feature is the simplest: a private balcony strung with a colorful hammock made by local Mayan artisans.
Start your day with breakfast in the ground-floor bistro, or grab a coffee to go and make for Mamita’s Beach Club, a five-minute walk away. Guests receive 50 percent off lounger passes, but go early to claim yours and beat the crowds. Or you can head up to the hotel’s rooftop pool area for more secluded sun worship, plus Caribbean views. You can also take the daily yoga class on the rooftop; ask the staff for the monthly schedule. There’s no spa or fitness center, but in-room treatments can be arranged through the front desk, and there’s a public gym on the same block.
In the Area
The Soho Playa is just a block from a prime patch of Fifth Avenue, Playa del Carmen’s frenetic main thoroughfare. There are curiously few good Mexican restaurants, but you’ll find local specialties at Maiz de Mar, Almirante Peche and the hip Plank. For beach time, nab your lounger early at Mamita’s Beach Club or arrive after dark for a dance party on the sand. For a dose of retail therapy, Fifth Avenue favorites include Narcisa and La Bikineria. Away from Playa, make the one-hour drive to hip Tulum for culture at the ancient Mayan ruins, top eats at Hartwood, Posada Margherita and Zamas, and eco-adventures in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.
How to Get There
It all started with a wonderful welcoming touch from Yasmin at front desk she’s been amazing gave us tips and made us feel like home
The place is beautiful well decorated
The room were comfy, clean and nice Tile shower with good pressure and hot water
(It might sounds weird but it happen a lot in playa to run out of hot water after 3 min)
Great bed and the hammock on the balcony was really appreciated
The rooftop pool is the perfect place to hang out anytime of the day
The breakfast from green and fit is awesome
Only have good things to say about this place
And Yasmin also took the time to make me a surprise since I was there for my Bday weekend
I can’t wait to go back
This was a return visit to SoHo Playa. Staff again was helpful and friendly. Rooms large clean and comfortable. Location is perfect walking distance to restruants, shopping etc, but far enough to be quiet at night.
Soho is a very modern hotel with nice features. It has an elevator, a roof top pool with a bar that wasn’t opened when we were there but still nice. Large rooms, comfortable bed. Small restaurant on site and a very good breakfast is included in the price. Large towels and basic toiletries. Underground garage. What I found not so great is that the building seems to lack maintenance. Our sink and toilet did not drain and thankfully they were able to move us to a different room. Along the way I notice a few other small things, like the elevator won't come to the 1st floor when you push the button. The shower heads were full of hard water preventing a good flow, even though water pressure was available. The pool light had come out of its holder and was floating with wires to the top of the smaller pool. Anyway my point is, yes I would stay here again but I hope they start a better job of maintaining so the property remains a nice place to stay. It’s not far from 5th and was quieter then many hotels I have stayed.